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Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Image caption The message was posted on a number of Ohio sites A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” […]

Crowded boat sinks on Colombia reservoir

Crowded boat sinks on Colombia reservoir

A boat carrying more than 150 people has sunk on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials say. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. The vessel went down on the Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatapé, about 45km (28 miles) east of Medellín. A rescue operation is under way. Many […]

Quick-thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Quick-thinking theme park rescuers save falling US teenager

Image copyright Loren Lent Image caption The teenager was hanging from the gondola for more than a minute, Mr Lent said Visitors to a New York theme park have dramatically rescued a terrified teenaged girl who spent more than a minute dangling 7.5m (25ft) in the air from a chair lift. Witness Loren Lent told […]

Montreal festival float causes race row

Montreal festival float causes race row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe float at Montreal’s Fête National parade A video from a Montreal festival parade has gone viral with critics suggesting it shows the event’s lack of diversity. The clip shows a singer on a float pushed by four black men in khakis, as a white crowd dances […]

Italy bails out two banks for 5.2bn euros

Italy bails out two banks for 5.2bn euros

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intesa Sanpaolo will take on the two failing banks’ good assets Italy’s government is bailing out two banks in the Venice region at a cost of 5.2bn euros (£4.6bn; $5.8bn). The good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca will be taken on by Intesa Sanpaolo. Economy […]

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Image copyright AFP Image caption The land borders have been closed for days now Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions will be “difficult to meet”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. However, Mr Tillerson said the proposals provided a basis for dialogue leading to a solution […]

Macron considers joint session of parliament in Versailles

Macron considers joint session of parliament in Versailles

Image copyright AFP Image caption Versailles is rarely used by parliament The new French President, Emmanuel Macron, is considering convening a joint session of parliament in the palace of Versailles, a spokesman said. Speaking on LCI television, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said he could not confirm or deny that 3 July had already been chosen […]

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Opium, the main ingredient in heroin, makes up the bulk of drug consumption in Iran The number of people suffering from drug addiction in Iran has more than doubled in the last six years, local media report. A survey carried out by a drug control group has found that […]

Indian cricket captain calmly reads book before batting

Indian cricket captain calmly reads book before batting

Image copyright ICC Women’s World Cup Image caption The captain of the Indian women’s cricket team read the work of a 13th-century Persian poet The captain of India’s women’s cricket team caught fans’ attention during a World Cup game on Saturday by calmly reading a book as she waited to bat. Mithali Raj said she […]

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hoang denies he was trying to overthrow the government A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been deported to France after losing his nationality of birth. Pham Minh Hoang served a jail sentence after being convicted in 2011 over articles that “blackened the image of the country”. Hoang, 62, was arrested in […]

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